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Cateran Yomp 2019: Participants step out for training

Written by Fiona

April 23 2019

With the Cateran Yomp 2019 now less than seven weeks away, many participants have been busy training – and posting messages on the busy Cateran Yomp 2019 Facebook page. It’s great to see the support of walkers with advice and tips as well.

The Cateran Yomp 2019 takes place on June 8 and 9 in Perthshire and Angus, Scotland. For more details of the event see:  Walk for charity: Cateran Yomp

Cateran Yomp messages

Participants can join the Cateran Yomp Facebook group for advice, training ideas and messages of support. Many people also use it for finding others to walk with during training.If you are doing the Cateran Yomp in 2019 why not join the group…

Moira: Did 9 miles before work around Dundee and Broughty Ferry.

Tony:  Enjoying training walks on Snowden.

Chell: My training has been around the Edale Skyline.

John: One training day included up and down Kinder Scout, then up and down Jacobs Ladder.

Vikki: 24.7km in 5.15hrs to summit the Munros (Scottish mountains over 300oft), Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin.

Innes: Training effort from last week….. Not long now people..

Kevin: Training on the Yorkshire three peaks.

Martha: Did 12 miles/20 km with the Edinburgh Ramblers.

Advice from the event organisers.

A question about maps for the Gold route is answered: You need three OS maps to cover the whole route, but I remember last year some people talking about going online to the OS site and purchasing one map to cover the whole route and you can get a personalised cover for the map. It is possible to photocopy bits of the three maps and stick them together to cover the whole route. It’s owrht noting that the route is well signposted with wooden markers and on the day there are lots of orange triangles.

George: 23 miles completed in Angus, doing Glen Doll to Glen Doll via Loch Muick and Lochnagar.

Darian: 15 miles on the Fife coast.

Chris: 16-mile night walk planned.

The Cateran Yomp Facebook group is filled with lots of positive advice and messages.

Jackie: My favourite training route for the Yomp is Kirkmichael to Glenshee and back.

PMac: Found Easter Sunday a bit tough in the heat but another 24.9 miles in the legs. Thanks to Robert for his contributions as chief motivator with horrendous jokes and lunch. Hope everyone’s training is going well and looking forward to taking on the Yomp with you.

Lorna: Managed a decent walk yesterday (ended up just under 15 miles near Arrochar)…training so far behind this year due to broken arm…3 walks of varying distances planned this week and will just see how we go between now and the event.

Melanie has been breaking in her boots: A wee wander in the new boots

Also see 18 tips for a successful Cateran Yomp 2019.

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